Advisory Board

Padma Bhushan Mr. S.K. Misra, a renowned I.A.S Officer was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009. He has been Secretary of Tourism (including M.D of ITDC) Civil Aviation and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India., He was the Director of the Festivals of India in USSR, France, Sweden and U.S.A . He retired as the Chairman of INTACH after serving for a decade, in 2011.
Mr. Gautam Anand is the Founding Vice President of the Cuisine India Society and a leading hotelier in India. Known for his research and passion for the Himalayan cuisines of India. His write-ups under HINDAVI are very popular on social media.
Chef-Entrepreneur Abhijit Saha is the Founding Director of Avant Garde Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. His award-winning restaurants include Caperberry, Fava & Café Cassia in Bangalore; Saha in Singapore. 
Dr.Rubina Husain is the director at the Institute of Hotel Management & Hospitality, Dhaka, Bangladesh since the past 11 years.  She is the Vice President of the Bangladesh Association of Women Entrepreneurs which promotes growth of women-owned enterprises through capacity-building training, research & sharing information. 

Chef Michael Swamy: Popularly known as the “Historian Chef” or the “Chef Who Wears Many Hats”. An alumnus of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Michael Swamy was never satisfied with just cooking food and decided to step out of the kitchen and explore the culinary world in all it’s kaleidoscopic aspects.

Chef Atul Kocchar Indian-born, Britain-based, Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, and television personality is one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in Britain for his take on modern Indian cuisine. Atul’s recipes have appeared widely in magazines and newspapers, and he demonstrates regularly on food shows in the UK and abroad. 

Birad Rajaram Yajnik is an author of fine print books on India and a curator for the Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museums at Hyderabad, Delhi, Johannesburg, and Pietermaritzburg. He is also the trustee of IGNCA – Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, India’s foremost art body.

Chef Gautam Mehrishi: Award-winning chef with 20 years of experience with all major hotel chains. A T.V personality with more than 1000 episodes of cookery shows on all major channels.